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Posted by Page

March 4th 2011

Hey, William, I'm a big fan of your novels, and have read most of them at least twice! You have an amazing way with words and characters! :) My question's the oldest fan question in the book: I was wondering are you ticklish and, if so, do you have tickly feet? :) Very silly, I know! All the best, Page xx

William Nicholson responded:

I didn't know this was the oldest fan question in the book. Why? Still - yes, and yes. Isn't this just part of the human condition?

Posted by James Wolfe

March 2nd 2011

It really isn't a question... But I more or less love your Wind on Fire Trilogy. I'm sad that the series ended with Firesong. I wish that you had kept the series going. Thank You So Much for writing this series!

William Nicholson responded:

Sorry there isn't more. You may enjoy the next fantasy trilogy I wrote, The Noble Warriors. Its first book is called Seeker.

Posted by Ann

March 1st 2011

It's not a question. I just want to thank you for writing such a beautifual novel as Firesong. Really, I cried like 10 times. It's awesome. Im in love with this book serie. Thank you. I hope you keep writing fantasy novels :)

William Nicholson responded:

And I thank you. I love to hear that readers respond well to my books. It makes my work a joy.

Posted by Ana

March 1st 2011

I loved The Wind on Fire. I think it's one of my favourite book series. Are you thinking in writing another fantasy novel? Please, say yes :)

William Nicholson responded:

Yes, I am, but at present I don't know what it will be. Ideas are cooking in my brain...

Posted by Bek

March 1st 2011

i am currently doing a Author Study on you. You are one of my favorite writers. I would like to know what inspires you to write?

William Nicholson responded:

I love telling stories. I love inventing characters - even if they all end up being versions of myself. And I love getting closer every day to understanding the truth about what happens between people.

Posted by engemi ferreira

February 28th 2011

First a little background (forgive me but its essential) I'm a writer of almost your age. I think we have similar trigger points (or some such) as your books have been fascinating me, or rather - your way of thinking? of writing?Or Both. However, while reading The Trial of True Love, which is so alluring, I sat at a seaboard longtable having some wine and sun and on each side two different conversations went on, which I recorded on the pages of your book (forgive me again, I had no other paper, but also, it had to be there on those pages) The two guys on my left were married but going on about how they still had good times with the local seaside town's many ex girlfriends etc, while on the right a younger girl and guy were whispering about their new love. I suddenly (as these insights always come upon one) knew what I had to do, which was to intersperse these conversations with my story and then also with some of the writing in your book. Chapter 2, actually. It could be so good My quest has been about lost love more than true love and of course love itself - what is it and also how or why do men and women see it so vastly different. I think as far as Women are concerned you really got it nailed in Flora's letter to Bron: "If you want me to be happy then let me go." It comes close to the story of Gawain and the ugly girl whom he had to marry. She was so horrible that he couldn't look her in the face but when he came home at night she was more beautiful than beauty, and she said; you have a choice. I could look like this at night only for you but then you have to bear my ugliness amongst your friends during daytime. Or I could be beautiful when you take me out during the day amongst your friends, and at night you will have to bear with me. So what would you choose. After a long while of looking into her beauty, he said. You must choose yourself. Through the choice you offered me, I have come to love you for yourself. Of course the story ends where she looses the ugliness for ever, because she too fell in love with Gavain. He was the only man who understood her need to be free and her need to be loved as she was . . sa va, in the end, it is love that wins. Dear William, I feel so exposed and arrogant, though I am not. If you regard this as infringement on your work and or privacy, please forgive me and ignore this letter - wipe it of your screen. If however you would be able to grant my wish, it would give me more than joy and I will be honoured. However, the choice is of course, only yours

William Nicholson responded:

I love your Gawain story, also the image of you on your boat making secret notes. By all means use bits of my book for yours - I'd be honoured. And some time in the future you may enjoy another of my books with love as its theme, All the Hopeful Lovers. But your book sounds much more unusual and interesting.